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Yesteryear in Waynesboro

September 25, 2019
Trip Ideas

Step back in time and head to Waynesboro, Virginia to satisfy your inner history buff!

 

 

Day One: Start your trip with your prearranged tour of Fishburne Military School, the oldest military secondary school in Virginia. Following your tour, head to Wayne Avenue and explore the Waynesboro Heritage Museum. This museum details the history of the City from its beginnings, significant railroad history, memorable business and industries, banks, and schools. The media room offers continuous screenings, and don’t forget to browse the gift shop.

 

Are you getting hungry? Satisfy your cravings at one of our coffee shops or cafes, such as Farmhaus Coffee Co.Stella, Bella, & Lucy’s, or the French Press. After refueling, explore the unique shops in our historic downtown district. Finish out the day with a performance at the Wayne Theatre, a recently restored Vaudeville-era theater that now hosts world-class performances.

 

 

Day Two: Visit the Plumb House Museum (advance arrangements should be made at the Waynesboro Heritage Museum), which survived the Civil War battle fought just behind it, and the African American Heritage Museum (call ahead to schedule a tour). Complete your self-guided architectural tours, and treat yourself to southern fare with a twist at Heritage on Main. The mountains in the distance may be beckoning you closer. Drive east on Main Street and up the mountain to the start of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Milepost 5.8 on the Parkway offers a reconstructed late-19th century mountain farm for your perusal. If your legs can handle a longer hike, Humpback Rocks across the road provides a steep ascent but the views of the Valley are definitely worth it. Reward yourself afterward with homemade ice cream at Kline’s on Main Street in Waynesboro.